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2024 News Releases

2023 News Releases


Winter Safety Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors

Published 1/5/23

Forest Preserve District Approves 2024 Budget and 2023 Tax Levy

Published 12/21/23

Get Ready for a Flurry of Winter Fun!

Published 12/21/23

Public Invited To Shape the Future of Historic Mayslake Peabody Estate Through Brief Survey

Published 11/30/23

Go Wild and Go Green When You Support DuPage Forest Preserves on Giving Tuesday and Beyond

Published 11/17/23

On the Road This Fall? Watch for Deer!

Published 11/8/23

Prescribed Fire Season Set To Begin in DuPage Forest Preserves

Published 11/8/23

Take Exclusive Tour of DuPage Forest Preserve District's Urban Stream Research Center Nov. 18 & 19

Published 11/8/23

Forest Preserve District Seeks Input on Maple Meadows Golf Preserve

Published 10/19/23

Forest Preserve District Intentionally Operates in the Dark

Published 10/3/23

Community Invited to the Fall Festival at Danada Oct. 7 & 8, The Forest Preserve District's Largest Event of the Year

Published 10/2/23

Public Survey To Shape the Future of DuPage County's Forest Preserves

Published 9/14/23

Forest Preserve District Earns U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognition for Use of Green Power

Published 7/21/23

Forest Preserve District's Fleet Ranks Among the Top in the Nation

Published 7/20/23

Support DuPage Forest Preserve Habitat Restoration Through A Night for Nature Sept. 14

Published 7/19/23

Go Native at Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale

Published 7/19/23

Forest Preserve District To Host Archery Open House Aug. 5

Published 7/19/23

Neighborhood Celebration Marks Official Opening of New Cromwell Trail at Danada

Published 6/20/23

Celebrate Fullersburg Woods History at "Fullersburg Days" June 24 & 25

Published 6/16/23

Rubber Duck Race To Benefit Nature in DuPage County

Published 6/6/23

Ribbon-Cutting Celebrates Improved Access at Hidden Lake

Published 6/5/23

Enjoy a Fun-Filled Morning at the Lake During Just for Kids Fishing Derby

Published 6/5/23

Scientists From Around the World To Tour Closed Landfill at Mallard Lake May 26

Published 5/25/23

Motorists Reminded To Use Caution To Avoid Turtles This Spring

Published 5/18/23

Popular Forest Preserve Disrict Amenities Open May 5 and 6

Published 5/2/23

Shop the Forest Preserve District's Popular Native Plant Sale May 19 and 20

Published 4/26/23

Free Wood Chips Available at Forest Preserve District's Native Plant Nursery May 20

Published 4/25/23

Celebrate Earth Week and National Volunteer Week by Helping Out at a DuPage Forest Preserve

Published 4/14/23

Graue Mill and Museum Opens for the Season April 15

Published 4/11/23

Spring Prescription Burns Underway to Benefit Habitats

Published 3/24/23

Popular Trout Fishing for Kids Program at Wood Dale Grove March 25

Published 3/17/23

More Accolades at Award-Winning The Preserve at Oak Meadows

Published 2/24/23

Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Welcomes New and Renewed Board Members

Published 2/16/23

Registration for Forest Preserve Summer Camps Opens Feb. 15 for DuPage Residents

Published 2/10/23

Coyotes Out Looking for Love as Mating Season Peaks

Published 2/1/23

Support Forest Preserve District Conservation Efforts With 3:1 Matching Challenge From Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation 

Published 1/31/23

Willowbrook Wildlife Center to Receive $2 Million for Efficiency Improvements Thanks to Rep. Sean Casten

Published 1/4/23

2022 News Releases

Forest Preserve District Approves 2023 Budget and 2022 Tax Levy

Published 12/22/22

Forest Preserve District Closes Forest Preserves and Facilities Dec. 23 Due to Forecast for Unsafe Conditions

Published 12/22/22

Newly Elected Forest Preserve District Sworn In

Published 12/8/22

Get Ready for a Flurry of Winter Fun!

Published 12/2/22

Play It Safe in the Outdoors This Winter

Published 12/2/22

Support DuPage Forest Preserves on Giving Tuesday and Through 2022

Published 11/28/22

DuPage Forest Preserve 2023 Annual Permits Go on Sale Dec. 1

Published 11/18/22

Take Exclusive Tour of DuPage Forest Preserve District's Urban Stream Research Center Nov. 19

Published 11/3/22

Forest Preserve District Awarded Grant to Restore Woodland at Blackwell

Published 11/1/22

Why You Might See More Coyotes This Time of Year

Published 10/27/22

Prescribed Fire Season Set to Begin in DuPage Forest Preserves

Published 10/26/22

Forest Preserve District Officials Join Local Trail Enthusiasts to Celebrate Important Trail Connection

Published 10/21/22

On the Road This Fall? Watch for Deer!

Published 10/7/22

Have Fun in the Fields at Kline Creek Farm's Annual Corn Harvest

Published 10/7/22

Forest Preserve District Hosts Solarbration

Published 10/5/22

Public Invited to Comment Online On Plans for Blackwell, Greene Valley, and Waterfall Glen

Published 9/29/22

Fall Festival at Danada, Forest Preserve District's Largest Event, Returns for Two Days

Published 9/21/22

Forest Preserve District Hosts Parking Lot Party at Waterfall Glen on Oct. 1

Published 9/20/22

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Celebrates New Net-Zero-Designed Willowbrook Wildlife Center and Visitor Center

Published 8/16/22

District Volunteer Program a Finalist for Governor's Hometown Award

Published 8/9/22

Visitors Invited to Join "Pollinators of DuPage" Bioblitz Aug. 20 – 28

Published 8/8/22

Get Moving With Take a Hike! Challenge Starting in September

Published 7/28/22

Support DuPage Forest Preserves Through A Night for Nature Sept. 15

Published 7/26/22 

Archery Open House Showcases Popular Sport at Blackwell Aug. 6

Published 7/20/22

Mayslake Renovation Project Kicks Off

Published 7/18/22

Go Native in Your Garden at Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale

Published 7/7/22

State Agency to Treat for Invasive Moths in four DuPage Forest Preserves

Published 6/9/22

Work to Begin June 8 on Hidden Lake Bridge Improvements

Published 6/7/22

District's Fleet Ranked No. 4 in Nation

Published 6/6/22

Public Invited to Comment June 11 on Plans for Blackwell, Greene Valley, and Waterfall Glen

Published 5/26/22

Planning a Party, Field Trip, or Corporate Event? Book a 'Find It at Fullersburg' Outing

Published 5/25/22

Just for Kids Fishing Derby Returns to Blackwell June 12

Published 5/12/22 

Motorists Reminded to Use Caution to Avoid Turtles This Spring

Published 5/3/22

Go Native in Your Garden at Native Plant Sale May 13 & 14 at Mayslake

Published 4/28/22

Scenic Overlook at Greene Valley Opens for Season May 7

Published 4/27/22

Free Wood Chips Available at Blackwell Nursery May 14 and 21

Published 4/26/22

New ADA-Accessible Kayak and Canoe Launch Opens at Blackwell Forest Preserve

Published 4/25/22

Blackwell Family Campground Opens for Season May 6

Published 4/21/22

Board Approves Project That Transforms Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Published 4/19/22

Longtime Volunteer Appointed to Friends Board

Published 4/15/22

District Moves One Step Closer to Approving Willowbrook Master Plan Project

Published 4/13/22

Celebrate Earth Week in April by Helping at District Volunteer Workdays

Published 4/4/22

Tickets Go on Sale April 11 for Exclusive In-Person Native Plant Presale

Published 3/29/22 

Sign Up for Text Alerts and More for Latest on DuPage Forest Preserves

Published 3/22/22

Enjoy Nature-Focused Artwork at 'Hidden Creativity' Exhibit at Mayslake Through April 30

Published 3/21/22

Assorted Items for Sale Through Online Auctions

Published 3/17/22

Trout Season Opens April 2 in Three DuPage Forest Preserves

Published 3/16/22

Boaters Invited to Take Free Boater Education Course April 9

Published 3/14/22

District Begins Spring Prescription Burn Season to Benefit Habitats

Published 3/8/22

Introduce Kids to Trout Fishing at Pre-season Program March 26 at Wood Dale Grove

Published 3/7/22

Man's Body Found at Pratt's Wayne Woods off Munger Road

Published 3/4/22

Mayslake Hall to Undergo Yearlong Exterior Improvements Beginning in May

Published 3/2/22 

Play in Nature at Fun Summer Camps for Kids and Teens

Published 2/15/22

Take a Romantic Night Walk at Fullersburg Woods Feb. 11 & 12

Published 1/18/22

District Earns Standard & Poor's AAA Rating on Recent Bond Issue

Published 1/11/22